Get to Know Log Cabin Containers’ Mike Poore
Entrepreneur Mike Poore is the force behind Log Cabin Containers.
A retired veteran, Mike spent 13 years in the U.S. Army and reached the rank of sergeant (promotable). While stationed in Erlangen, Germany, his tank battalion unit was sent to Desert Storm in 1991. Upon completion of the war, Mike decided to pursue opportunities outside the military and was honorably discharge in May 1992.
During the next eight years Mike’s post-military career took him to Germany, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Kuwait, Hungary, and Kosovo, working for Lockheed, I TT, Dyncorp, Lear Siegler, Lockheed Martin, Eagle Support Services, and the U.S. State Department. His “get it done” attitude propelled him up the ranks from wheel mechanic, track mechanic, inspector, shop foreman, and supervisor, to European operations manager, and U.S. diplomat.
Upon his return to the United States in 2000, Mike opened his own fleet maintenance business in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike’s dedication to duty and his customers earned his company the respect of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Schwan Food Company, Coors Brewing Company as well as many local companies.
In 2009 while working in his garage, Mike invented The Feed Master® Wire Feed Tool to easily insert wires, cables and hoses inside plastic split loom tubing, and decided to share it with the world. He found the mass production process eye opening and informative. Starting with having his homemade tool back engineered to create 2D and 3D drawings for a prototype, Mike worked with a Chinese manufacturer to have 40,000 Feed Master tools produced, packaged and shipped to the United States in less than 90 days. An Ace Hardware store in Phoenix, Arizona, was the first location in the United States to carry the tool, and is carried by many brand name stores: Ace Hardware, True Value, Fastenal, NAPA, Car Quest, Cornwell Tool Trucks, Snapon Tools, MAC Tools and Matco. The Feed Master tool was showcased at the SEMA Show (Las Vegas, Nevada) for three years running. It was demonstrated on HGTV’s “Mechanic’s Garage” and made Popular Mechanics’ 2010 list of “11 Innovative Car Tools for the DIYer With It All.”
Mike’s inventive mind recently struck again when inspired by the HGTV show “Tiny House Hunters,” he created an environmentally friendly metal shipping container with the look and feel of a compact real log cabin house for use on property in Northern Arizona. Finished with genuine log siding cut to his specifications, a green metal tin roof and large front windows, the container cabin closely resembled a real cabin. Mike is now sharing his cabin concept with the public.